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So what you've got here is a "thing what does a thing". The site has largely moved beyond that in favour of more shortform storytelling. That being said, there's an excellent essay written on this.

I will take this moment to point out that there's a difference between what the out-of-universe author wants and the desires of in-universe characters.

Out of universe, you as the author need to make this interesting to the reader. Saying "you can test various scenarios" isn't interesting to me as a reader. Even though it's super useful to the fictional Foundation, yeah?

So - why do you find this interesting? What specifically engages you about this, and how do you get that across to your reader? Keep in mind, "crosstesting" is very rarely enough to float the boat of a standalone SCP.

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Re: What Is SCP-087-1? by KaraKattKaraKatt, 13 Aug 2020 18:05

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Seeking Greenlights: Yes

Page Type: Tale

Genre: Horror, Drama/Emotional

Page Layout: The tale will be told like a story from a first person point of view.

Elevator Pitch: A Level 4 Sr. Researcher will make an unauthorized decent down the illusive stairwell for his own personal reasons.

Central Narrative: Ethan Mount, a Level 4 Sr. Researcher is taken aback while listening to a recording of an excursion into SCP-087 when he realizes that the voice sounds like his kid, who went missing years ago. He then decides to sneak into the stairwell and make his own decent, rather than sending a D-Class. What he finds out is breathtaking.

Hook/Attention-Grabber: If accepted as canon, it could reveal what SCP-087-1 really is.

Additional Notes: Let me know if I need to write what he finds out, or if I can save that for the story. Thanks!

What Is SCP-087-1? by blooperssblooperss, 13 Aug 2020 18:04

It started meh, but only became greater and greater. I love it, one of my favorite SCPs!
One thing that doesn't really make sense to me though is why Dr Montauk would name the Procedure 110-Montauk after himself..

by Dr Djack DonovanDr Djack Donovan, 13 Aug 2020 17:52

The quality is inherently amazing, but its the humor that makes this 100 times better. I really look forward to seeing more!

+15+2e by Dr KensingDr Kensing, 13 Aug 2020 17:46

Archiving this after half a year; it was an alright concept, but it had too much scope for something relatively simple. Want to free up my critique forum slots for something new.

Seeking Greenlights: Yes

Page Type: SCP Article

Elevator Pitch: The SCP is a sewer system located in its own kind of dimension accessible through entrances located throughout sewers around the world which open and close at random. It collects water from across the multiverse. Inside of the sewer system live humanoids made from the filth in the water who work inside the SCP, clearing out blockages and doing repairs to damaged pipes.

Central Narrative: I'd like to put the focus on the mystery of and exploration inside the sewer system and discovering more of its inner workings.

Hook/Attention-Grabber: The explorations inside which continue to go deeper and deeper to discover more of its inner workings.

Additional Notes: What do I call in what it exists? Dimension, Pocket Dimension, or Anomalous Enclave I don't really know.

Thanks for replying to my post.

I might add a central narative, either about a traumatizing experience at an orphanage, a test log in which the SCP was planted only one day before the persons birthday and horribly malfunctioned, or both.

I think I have a good idea right now, what about an orphan boy who went crazy after giving the coral not enough time to mature, messing up his birthday in a traumatizing way and finally alarming the SCP foundation. He would end up getting into crime, eventually being sentenced to death but accepting to become a D-class. The SCP-XXXX was tested on him because they wanted to find out if it would work on the same person twice. They also wanted to find out what would happen if the coral only had one day to to reach maturity. The party was even more disturbing than the last one, but with one difference, the -4 specimen give the D-class a cake laced with rat poison with "sorry" written on the top, which he eats while hugging them both goodbye.

Thanks for the link, it's very helpful. I will improve my SCP by cutting back some unnessecary parts.

I didn't really get a lot of the stuff here before reading ''The Worm'', but now I admit this skip is really neat. Also take this +1.

by SincereDoomguySincereDoomguy, 13 Aug 2020 17:12

Hello all! I'm Spoops, and I am a aspiring voice actor. I was introduced to the SCP Foundation through memes (of course), and I have been interested since, but I haven't really gotten the chance to explore all that much. My goal/idea is to create an 'SCP Radio Program', where I can tell stories of each SCP. Not exactly a break-down of them like TheVolgun, but like a 'War of the Worlds' kind of thing.
¯\_ (ツ)_/¯ I dunno. Glad to be here though! :)

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Hmm, interesting. Fuck it, I'll GREENLIGHT. This is really cool and I wanna see a draft of it. Good luck!

Lost a giant lizard, the Foundation has. How embarrassing. How embarrassing.

Seeking Greenlights: Yes

Page Type: SCP Article

Genre (Optional): Informational

Page Layout (Optional): Either the simple article template or the Anomaly Classification System.

Elevator Pitch: This SCP is a seemingly normal computing device (laptop or desktop computer) from a reputable brand that has an anomalous piece of software (and an anomalous capability to run that software) that acts as a perfect simulation of the universe, complete with 100% accurate physics along with the ability to create new instances of planets, stars, galaxies, creatures, and anything else present in the Foundation Universe, including anomalies. Will perfectly simulate any events caused by users, and will run as a universe on its own, but due to limitations of human knowledge, OUR universe cannot be perfectly recreated. Still useful as a 'what would happen if' machine.

Central Narrative: SCP may be used to test various scenarios on an Earth-like planet as well as simulate cross-testing between SCPs instead of directly risking SCP objects.

Hook/Attention-Grabber: Perfectly simulates ANYTHING created within, including sapience and sentience. Due to the infinite nature of the simulated universe and the perfect physics, it is impossible for sapient and sentient creatures to take control of the simulation itself, but the people simulated may be considered PEOPLE and raise serious ethical dilemmas.

Additional Notes: Classification would likely be Thaumiel or Safe, risk could be created because of the power of knowledge or a nixing of the idea that the simulation can't be controlled internally, thus creating a potentially unstoppable AI with infinite computing power.

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